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The structure and mathematics of the principal calendars of the Western world : Muslim, Gregorian, Jewish, and other systems

Author: Martin Kapel
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Studies the history, structure, and mathematics of calendars used in those parts of the world that are to the west of the Indian subcontinent. For the benefit of those interested in the mathematical  Read more...

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Kapel, Martin.
Structure and mathematics of the principal calendars of the Western world.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)648612582
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kapel
ISBN: 0773459537 9780773459533
OCLC Number: 62326892
Description: xiv, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The origins of calendars --
Ch. 2. The astronomical basis of time measurement --
Ch. 3. The Muslim calendar --
Ch. 4. The development of solar calendars --
Ch. 5. The Gregorian church calendar --
Ch. 6. The Jewish calendar --
Ch. 7. Some obsolete and other calendars --
Ch. 8. Computer programmes for calendars --
App. 1. The equation of time --
App. 2. The Gregorian perpetual calendar --
App. 3. The beginning of the first Julian period --
App. 4. The pronunciation of Jewish months and holy days --
App. 5. The triliteral description of the Jewish year --
App. 6. The first magnitude planets and stars --
App. 7. The names of the Sidroth --
App. 8. The Iranian calendar --
App. 9. The Baha'I calendar --
App. 10. The Sikh calendar.
Responsibility: Martin Kapel.

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